I’m really impressed with my Nexus 5, apart from one thing, the camera, don’t get me wrong the camera can take some quality photo’s, but it takes thought due to slow or sometimes two lots of focusing. I’m not the only one point out these gripes and it appears that Google have been listening too, for the last month or so it appears that they have been working on a update to address these very issues.
Google has officially announced that an update to Nexus devices ( Android 4.4.1 ) that supposedly fixes many of the issues with the Nexus 5′s camera, including poor autofocus and slow capture speeds.
Now is the time to repeatedly keep tapping “check for updates” or if you have no patience waiting for the update to hit your device, you can grab a download of the official file from Google.
Picture this: your whole family, reunited for the holidays, in front of a crackling fire. A great image…except if you’re a photographer (in which case, you’d be saying “challenging low light, high contrast…argh!!”). Well, not with HDR+ on Nexus 5, alongside a fresh update to the camera rolling out today with Android 4.4.1.
HDR+ lets you to take great shots in challenging environments, say where there’s a large contrast of bright and dark portions of the scene and also in low light situations. When you press the shutter button, instead of taking just one picture, we take a burst of shots in about 1/3 of a second, and apply computational photography to intelligently fuse images together.
All of this gets a boost with an update to Android 4.4.1 rolling out today to Nexus 5. It improves the camera with faster focusing, especially in low light, faster white balancing, for truer colors, the ability to pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+ mode and less shutter lag.